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RSA: From Apple Keys to Biometric Security Devices (Video)

Roblimo posted about a year and a half ago | from the plastics-is-the-future-young-man dept.

Security 21

30 years ago there was a company that made molded plastic push buttons and keyboard keys, including those used on early Apples, Ataris, and Texas Instrument computers. Said company, Key Source International, has morphed over the years into a supplier of secure keyboards and other biometric security devices. Some of what they make is trivial, and some is interesting. In this video (and the accompanying transcript), made by Tim Lord at the 2013 RSA conference, Key Source International marketing VP Philip Bruno tells us about the company and its products.

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You can tell the really important slashvertisement (0, Troll)

RocketRabbit (830691) | about a year and a half ago | (#43071279)

You can tell the really important slashvertisements because Roblimo posts them, rather than letting spelling and grammar-checking champion samzenpus do the hard work.

Go Dice Holdings!

Re:You can tell the really important slashvertisem (-1, Offtopic)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about a year and a half ago | (#43071301)

At least this time there aren't any links to dice.com...

Re:You can tell the really important slashvertisem (-1, Troll)

RocketRabbit (830691) | about a year and a half ago | (#43071373)

It's just charming when there are, though. Somehow I think it's more honorable when there isn't any pretense of a "story" being anything more than a paid marketing promotion, rather than this method of trying to sneak ads into our eye-holes.

By the way, I'm expecting episode 2 of Slashdot Radio any day now. What say the fine folks at Dice Holdings?

Re:You can tell the really important slashvertisem (1)

girlinatrainingbra (2738457) | about a year and a half ago | (#43084373)

I guess I'm rolling for some more negative troll points, though my comments (and yours above, the two of you) are actually apropos and on point.
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Hey, did you notice how every comment downrating this article has been modded to (-1) immediately? There's only one comment at (+2) and one comment at (+1). It's almost as if the down-moderations are being done by someone with editor-level powers or maybe even a higher-higher upper-up muckity-muck. Rob-limo-u-sine-O, is this your doing at feeling insulted and called out for being caught shilling? Look at the distribution of comment scores at 13h45 PST 2013-03-05:
score . . . . . number of comments
-1 . . . . . . . . . 16 comments
0 . . . . . . . . . . 3 comments
1 . . . . . . . . . . 2 comments
2 . . . . . . . . . . 1 comment (haha, no one likes this article)

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Have you ever seen such an amazing negative skewing of comment scores? Moi, je n'ai jamais pas vu quelque chose comme ci aqui (dang, where'd that come from?)
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I agree with rocketrabbit that it would be tons more honorable if they put a bold label of slashvertisement across the top of this page. And seriously, consider interviewing an engineer or techie, or founder of the company at least, rather than the uber-muckity-muck VP of marketing.

Re:You can tell the really important slashvertisem (1)

RocketRabbit (830691) | about a year and a half ago | (#43142125)

Good observation. I suppose we should consider ourselves lucky not to have received the Slashdot Death Sentence (IE your karma is marked negative forever).

"Paid Advertising Section" (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43071305)

nm

LOL (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43071307)

More ads! Woooo! Go, Dice! Go!

What has happened to /. ? (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43071333)

Seriously, this isn't news. It is advertising and not labeled as such.

Getting fed up... but I have so many wonderful memories of this site in the early days that I can't stop myself from typing in the url in the mornings.

Re:What has happened to /. ? (0, Troll)

girlinatrainingbra (2738457) | about a year and a half ago | (#43077401)

Yeah, it's definitely advertising when the person being interviewed is in charge of marketing and sales. Hey RobLimo, wake up and bring us back the real slashdot! Wouldn't it make more sense, Robin, to interview an engineer or designer at a company so that the article would be more slash-dotty and techy? Can't you even put up a pretense that you're not doing advertisements disguised as articles? I'd say "for shame, slashdot", but I don't think that this Dice Holdings SlashDot has any shame or is capable of any shame. Hell, I feel ashamed for posting in this crap advertisement, even if it is to complain about it.

Re:What has happened to /. ? (2)

girlinatrainingbra (2738457) | about a year and a half ago | (#43084335)

Hey, did you notice how every comment downrating this article has been modded to (-1) immediately? There's only one comment at (+2) and one comment at (+1). It's almost as if the down-moderations are being done by someone with editor-level powers or maybe even a higher-higher upper-up muckity-muck. Rob-limo-u-sine-O, is this your doing at feeling insulted and called out for being caught shilling? Look at the distribution of comment scores at 13h45 PST 2013-03-05:
score . . . . . number of comments
-1 . . . . . . . . . 16 comments
0 . . . . . . . . . . 3 comments
1 . . . . . . . . . . 2 comments
2 . . . . . . . . . . 1 comment (haha, no one likes this article)

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Have you ever seen such an amazing negative skewing of comment scores? Moi, je n'ai jamais pas vu quelque chose comme ci aqui (dang, where'd that come from?)

Ocean stink prompts 911 calls in Los Angeles (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43071355)

Methane gas from the sea floor caused a foul odor on Sunday that prompted nearly 100 emergency calls from residents reporting the stench from Santa Monica to West Los Angeles, officials said.

Re:Ocean stink prompts 911 calls in Los Angeles (0)

CanHasDIY (1672858) | about a year and a half ago | (#43071367)

Huh.

Surprised they noticed...

Re:Ocean stink prompts 911 calls in Los Angeles (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43071533)

Yeah, are they sure it wasn't just a bunch of Mexicans who drowned while swimming at the beach?

first 4ost! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43071719)

Consistent with the by clicking here itself. You can't lube. This can lead

fuc4! (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43072791)

Metadisccusions To deliver what, And she ran by the politickers

biometric non-security (2)

fermion (181285) | about a year and a half ago | (#43073337)

The problem with biometric security is that it is not really more secure than a password. This is because I can change my password, but i can't change my biometrics. For most of us this is not a problem. Matching biometrics to a account for a random person is difficult. However, suppose someone wanted into my HP Computer which has a fingerprint detector. One they figured out how to match my fingerprint, that form of security is forever corrupted.

Lets say that a website knows who I am by the way I type. A man in the middle attack can get those statistics, duplicate it, and I am forever compromised.

I think biometric falls on the convenience side of the security issue, at least for now. I am not convinced that it could fall as easily as a dictionary attack for a password.

Re:biometric non-security (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43075617)

But if your key is an apple you've got to change it every couple of weeks.

Re:biometric non-security (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43085025)

Unfortunately, because of Hollywood, people still believe the future is in biometrics instead of OTP devices. (Such as a Yubikey or RSA token.)

http://ksikeyboards.com/ (-1, Offtopic)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | about a year and a half ago | (#43077085)

Blackholed at the router.

Stop fucking with Slashdot.

Plop (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#43079515)

This article is worse than stepping in a dog do.

Product placement (1)

FreekyGeek (19819) | about a year and a half ago | (#43160427)

As someone who has been reading Slashdot almost since it began (5 digit UID) and who has "Excellent" Karma, I have to add my voice and agree that this kind of blatant product placement is extremely annoying. If there must be advertisements, then there must, but they should be visually separated from the news content and clearly labeled as advertisements. If Slashdot continues this way it will lose the loyalty of its longtime staunch readers such as myself and become just Yet Another Tech News Site only interested in cramming as many ads in readers faces as possible. Ho-hum. I can always go elsewhere if the editors want to treat me like an idiot. You can't sneak this stuff by us, editors. We notice. This one stuck out like a sore thumb. The answer isn't "let's try to hide it better", the answer is to just not do it at all. I understand that shareholders want revenue. But do it some other way, don't pollute the news stream. Keep it up, and the kind of reader you want to reach will drop you fast - people like me, senior IT people with decades of experience and a lot of control over purchasing.

You have now been officially spanked. Go thou and do no more evil.

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